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Registration is now open for XDubai Spartan Race

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The registration is now open for this year’s XDubai Spartan Race!

Organised by Dubai Sports Council, this year’s race will take in Hatta for the very first time and will include over 70 obstacles.

The race that is set to take place on November 10, aims to find “Spartan Warriors” among average residents.

The annual race will once again feature three categories; Spartan Sprint, Spartan Beast, and Spartan Juniors.

Aside from proving that they can compete in one of the toughest races known to man, “Spartan Elites” will be competing for cash prizes that range from US$5,000 to US$400 – depending on their race ranking.

Just a quick warning, the race is not for the faint of heart and you need to sign a waiver – it’s that difficult.

To help you prepare for the challenge, we’ve asked the experts for their advice on how to beat some of the race’s most popular obstacles.

Z Wall
The goal is to traverse across the wall and reach the bell at the other side, without touching the top of the wall, or your feet touching the ground.
Tip: Keep you body as close to the wall as possible. Utilize your legs, and keep a firm stance. Also make sure your hands grip the blocks as this will really help.

Hercules Hoist
The goal is to raise the weight to the top and back down in control, without dropping the weight.
Tip: Go into a low squatting position to keep your weight low, and use your back muscles to pull the rope. We recommend using a hand-over-hand motion to pull the rope.

Barbwire Crawl
The goal for this infamous obstacle is to crawl under the barbwire without touching the wire.
Tip: Keep your head and body low whilst navigating through the wire. Spreading out your limbs will also help you to stay low as well as rolling underneath the wire.

Sand Bag Carry
The goal for this one is to carry a sand bag the distance of the marked course.
Tip: Place the sandbag on your shoulder and hunch forward, this way you don’t have to hold it with your arms.

 

Now that you have a brief idea of what to expect, click here to register.

XDubai Spartan Race
When: November 10, 2017
Where: Hatta Bike Trail, Dubai, UAE
Contact: website

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